Wait, it’s October already? That just doesn’t seem right. I’d be ranting about 2015 passing too quickly if it weren’t for one thing: Bouchercon is just one week away! Are you heading to Raleigh? Here’s where to find me at the convention:
Thursday, October 8th, 5:30pm: The presentation of the 2015 Derringer Awards takes place at Bouchercon’s opening ceremonies. I’ll be receiving my Derringer for Best Long Story for “A Hopeless Case.” Sadly, it is not an actual derringer. (Though it is a gorgeous medallion.)
Friday, October 9th, 3:30pm: I’ll be signing books at the Tor/Forge hospitality suite — and there will be some book giveaways, so be sure to stop by. Last year, the Tor/Forge hospitality suite was my favorite hangout at Bouchercon (not least because of the Author Bingo game). Come by and stay a while!
Saturday, October 10th, 1pm: I’m on the panel “Maintaining Pace in Mystery Narrative” with Laura Benedict, Annette Dashofy, and Rebecca Drake; Monette Michaels will moderate. (It’s at the Sheraton hotel, in Governors Room I) We’ve been chatting in advance and I know this is going to be a lot of fun. Monette was kind enough to ask each panelist to contribute to the “Muse Wednesday” feature on her blog. Here’s my post about my muse; get to know Laura, Annette, and Rebecca through their posts about their influences.